Let's Get Social 03.21.23
What Have Olympic Sports Stars Been Up To On Social Media?
Thomas Krol made an Australian friend.
Jason Brown enjoys some cherry blossoms.
Grace Bullen goes off the mat.
Johannes Vetter gives us a little pinup pose.
Suzanne Schulting works her own photos, too.
Let's Get Social 03.17.23
A St. Patrick's Day Start For Today's Olympic Sports Stars' Social Media Look!
A Little Roundup 03.06.23
A Look at Olympic Sports Athletes in the News
"Our moral feelings don't allow us to stand near ... these people." Count artistic swimmers Maryna and Vladyslava Aleksiiva and diver Stansislav Oliferchyk as adamantly opposed to a Russian presence at Paris 2024.
Double Olympic basketball gold medalist Swin Cash has a letter to her younger self. (The Players Tribune)
Pole vaulter Emmanouil Karalis 'resets' after a first panic attack in summer 2022. (Spikes)
An injury break allowed javelin throwe rJohannes Vetter to dabble in local politics for his adopted home. (in German)
Laura Muir's fifth European Indoor Athletics Championship is a "pinch me moment".
Team Australia's Mack Horton and Cody Simpson help break the Rottnest Channel Swim record.
Alexandria Loutitt's surprise ski jumping world title has her on "her own little planet right now".
How did Metallica help snowboarder Mia Brookes become a world champion?
The Globe and Mail: Team Canada's Erin Brook is pushing surfing to new heights. (paywall)
Count Team Ireland boxer Emmet Brennan as not a fan of wanna-be boxers Jake Paul and Tommy Fury.
Team Mexico hosted a slew of their Olympians for a 'Sports as an Inspiration' workshop designed to help launch opportunities to share their stories of sports success.
Meanwhile, from Team Canada...OLY Canada Legacy Grants helps athletes make a 'positive impact'.
So...how does one pronounce curling great Brad Gushue's name?
Team Great Britain takes a look at the 'whirlwind journey' of bobsledder Arran Gulliver.
Taekwondo athlete Leslie Soltero gets a feature interview in Lideres on her rise in the sport, taking control of her dream, and more. (in Spanish)
Katie Zaferes' return to triathlon from a maternity break was 'a mix of pride and acceptance'.
Team Ireland's track cycling women's team pursuit is "growing in confidence' with another national record.
Chatuphum Chinnawong waits (im)patiently for a Rio 2016 weightlifting medal that could change his family's life if and when awarded.
IIHF takes a look at Team Belgium's 'historic campaign' in winning a global ice hockey championship.
Biathlon World: Julia Simon finds balance outside of sport through...wood.
Were gunmen trying to intimidate soccer superstar Lionel Messi back home in Argentina?
Were 'dog drugs' at fault for retired mountain bike Olympian Katerina Nash's positive drug test?
What will Alpine skier Travis Ganong do after retirement at the end of the season? More skiing...
And Alpine skiing community cheers another Team USA stalwart as Steven Nyman also retires.
Will Novak Djokovic finally win an 'elusive gold' at Paris 2024's tennis competition?
Ahead of this weekend's world championships, The New York Times featured 'America's next great speed skater', Jordan Stolz. (paywall)
Who Won The 2023 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships?
The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships concluded today in Heerenveen, Natherlands after four days of competition. This is the second straight edition to be held in the Dutch city, and the 22nd edition of the individual race championships.
Competition was held across eight men's and eight women's events. As ever the favorite, home team Team Netherlands dominated the overall medal table with seven golds and 17 overall. Teenager Jordan Stolz becoming the first man to win three individual titles at one championship was a remarkable event highlight, while Davide Ghiotto won Team Italy's first-ever title. Cornelius Kersten's 1000m bronze was the first medal ever for Team Great Britain. Team Norway's Ragne Wiklund was a three-time individual medalist, while Thomas Krol, Bart Swings, Irene Schouten, Antoinette Rijpma-de Jong, Jutta Leerdam, Miho Takagi, and Martina Sablikova all won two each.
Congratulations to all the winners! A photo gallery recap of the 2023 world champions is below. And, complete results can be found online at isu.org.
2023 World Single Distances Speed Skating Champions
Let's Get Social 02.28.23
Checking Out Olympic Sports Stars On Social Media
Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk wants it easy.
Damian Quintero has a view.
Brittney Griner suits up.
Matthew Mitcham gets tied up.
Natalia Maliszewska gets a some sunlight at home.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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